Niger Monarch Harps on Peaceful Coexistence Among Locals

Alhaji Yahaya Abdullahi Madiu, the traditional ruler (Etsu Dazhi) of Doko community has called on communities under his leadership to peacefully coexist irrespective of their differences.

The monarch recently made the call during a Peace Walk in Doko, a popular town in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State. The Peace walk, WikkiTimes learnt was done in tandem with the aim to promote harmonious coexistence nationwide by Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace, Abuja.

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Addressing Residents, the monarch advised locals to have the spirit of forgiveness to foster unity and socio-economic development in the area.

However, Reverend Uriah Ndakolo Kolo, the Bishop of Doko Diocese and the Chief Imam of Doko Alhaji Ibrahim Liman applauded the initiative and called for its sustenance as well as its extension to neighbouring communities.

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The representative of the peace foundation, Ambassador Yusuf Idris said he was impressed with the unity among residents in the axis. The Vice President, Doko Progressive Forum, Samuel Saidu Yisa noted that the exercise would strengthen cooperation among all groups in the community.

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The convener of the Doko Peace Walk, Muhammad Idris Kolo, appreciated those who participated in the exercise, stressing efforts are on with development partners to sustain the initiative.

Kolo told WikkiTimes that pupils, students youth groups, security outfits and elders from various communities participated in the Peace Walk. According to him, highlights of the Peace Walk include sensitization on the redesigned new naira notes and ways to shun electoral violence.

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